Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Delta vote

Measure that imperils tunnels plan qualifies for ballot

A ballot measure eligible for the November 2016 ballot would give voters a say on the twin tunnels project and other public works projects funded by revenue bonds. MANNY CRISOSOTOMO / Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee

Los Angeles Times & Sacramento Bee

Californians will act on a ballot measure next year that would require voter approval of many large public works projects, including Gov. Jerry Brown's twin-tunnel plan to divert water south around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. A wealthy Stockton-area farmer and his wife have bankrolled the No Blank Checks Initiative ballot effort.

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Socal water agencies push forward on Delta buy

Sacramento Bee

With the future of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta approaching a critical stage, a group of Southern California water agencies is working to buy four Delta islands, drawing accusations that the parcels could be used to orchestrate a south-state water grab.

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Central Valley towns draw drought-related grants

Fresno Bee

East Porterville and other Valley communities suffering the effects of California's worst drought in decades are getting financial aid from the federal government to buoy their water supplies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved about $3.3 million in grants for eight communities in Fresno, Tulare and Kings counties.

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